El Jolgorio Mexicano Mezcal
El Jolgorio // Oaxaca, Mexico
El Jolgorio Mexicano is distilled from Mexicano agave, which is harvested at 10 years of age. The agaves are pit-roasted, crushed by tahona, open fermented, and double-distilled by mezcalero Valentín Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"The nose on El Jolgorio Mexicano is aggressive, and while the spirit certainly has some bite, it's more approachable than one might first expect. The taste brings notes of slate and a background of tropical fruit with a touch of chili heat. It's a little bit surly, but very enjoyable."